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Keionte Scott announces he will be staying at Auburn

Keionte Scott is staying on the Plains.

After it looked like he would be entering the transfer portal, and potentially heading elsewhere for the 2024 season, Scott took to social media Monday night to announce he would be staying at Auburn.

“Thankful for the patience and the honest opinions but the REAL know where home is for me. #WDE,” he wrote.

Scott is Auburn’s only returning starter in the secondary and one of the leaders of the defense. Starting at nickel the past two seasons, he has made 97 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, one sack, defended nine passes and intercepted one in 22 total games over that span.

With D.J. James and Nehemiah Pritchett off to the NFL, Scott is expected to play outside cornerback next season. He started there in Auburn’s bowl loss to Maryland.

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